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3. Exercise Your Cheeks
Your buccinator muscles are your cheek muscles, which help direct the food in your mouth as you prepare to swallow. So, like working out any body part, building these muscles in the first few weeks (or prior to getting your dentures) can give you more control over your meals while eating.
If you continue to have cheek pain, it can be a sign of ill-fitting dentures as well. Be sure to schedule a dentist visit if you feel any ongoing discomfort.
4. Experiment with an Adhesive
Talk to one of our staff members about the best dental creams or adhesives currently available, and experiment with what kind works best for you. A small amount can go a long way to reducing early irritation. But don't substitute this adhesive for poorly fitting dentures; always make an appointment with your dentist if you feel you need a more lasting adjustment for a better fit.
6. Eating and Drinking Will Require Practice
Start out with non-sticky, soft foods that are easy to chew. Avoid meats, gummy foods, and hard or crunchy vegetables. Cut solid foods into small pieces, and avoid biting with your front teeth. Try to distribute food evenly to both sides of your mouth while chewing for extra stability.
7. Daily care
The best dentures deserve the best care. Be sure to brush them every day, using a product made specifically for dentures. Avoid using regular toothpaste; it is too harsh and may damage your dentures.
To get accustomed to speaking with dentures, practice by slowly reading aloud in front of a mirror. You will quickly relearn to pronounce difficult words.
8. Come See Us Often
Perhaps most importantly, be sure you make it in for each of your scheduled visits following the procedure. We want to make sure your dentures are working properly and comfortably for you. If you have any questions, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call your local dental office.